Reserve A Ride routes are door to door routes that are scheduled at certain times of the day. Riders must call to be added to these routes.
The Mobility Management Program is a coordinated community-wide transportation service network. The Mobility Manager assists elderly and disabled individuals in finding the transportation resources available to them. The Mobility Manager coordinates services through partnerships with other agencies.
The Commission on Aging has regularly scheduled bus routes.
A program that can be used to connect with others to share a ride, The Wisconsin Rideshare program is online and interactive. Enter your origin and your destination and immediately check for matches and contact information so you can begin saving on your commute as soon as possible.
University of Wisconsin-Stout Pre-Driving Evaluation & Training located in Menomonie, WI and ERI Pre-Driving Assessment and Skills Training located in Madison, WI offer a driving simulator which provides an opportunity for individuals to safely practice skills necessary for driving. Many types of situations are available to allow individuals to apply their knowledge in a realistic, but simulated, environment. This allows SVRI staff to evaluate a potential driver’s strengths and weaknesses and provide recommendations. The driving simulator training can be individualized and ranges from basic to advanced. What skills are assessed for driving? Motor Skills including strength capacity testing and reaction time to brake. Cognitive Abilities including speed management and driving accuracy. Visual Capacities including perception of shapes and colors, remembering shapes and colors, and overall memorization. General driving abilities such as following instructions, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, decision making, problem solving, and concentration. Results from the simulator will not solely determine a person’s ability to obtain a driver’s license. On-the road evaluations are necessary to ensure a person’s ability to operate a vehicle safely and effectively. Fees are associated with the evaluation, options can be discussed by contacting UW Stout or ERI.
Adaptive Experts and UW Health offer driver evaluation and training. These evaluations can assist with recommendations for vehicle modifications to accommodate a person’s unique needs. Adaptive Experts also offers On-road instruction and training, comprehensive driving evaluation completed by state licensed Occupational/Physical therapy practitioners . UW Health offers a similar program with an Occupational therapist to evaluate the individuals ability to drive. UW Health does not offer behind the wheel evaluation, however, they can provide information and resources for behind the wheel assessments available from non-UW Health providers.
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